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Visit Vesterheim for “Hedgie’s Halloween”


Wed, Oct 16th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa—Stop by Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, for spooktacular fun at “Hedgie’s Halloween” before or during Trick or Treating on October 31. The museum will be open late from 5:00-7:00 p.m.



Wear your costume and get a sweet treat—something to eat and a 50% off admission coupon to visit the museum and “The World of Jan Brett” exhibit. Use the coupon anytime you’d like. Museum admission fees apply to visiting the exhibition during this event.



“Hedgie’s Halloween” is in connection with the exhibition, “The World of Jan Brett,” on view now through January 5, 2014. This fun and engaging traveling exhibition brings to life the stories of the beloved children’s author/illustrator. Original artwork, interactive adventure areas, and themed reading environments invite visitors to travel the globe and become a part of their favorite books. The exhibition welcomes all ages into the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these timeless children’s tales.



“The World of Jan Brett” encourages playful exploration in hands-on discovery areas and immersive environments. The exhibition features more than 50 original paintings from ten of Jan Brett’s bestselling books. Sketchbooks, hands-on discovery zones, and themed reading environments take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures that Jan Brett gets her inspiration from. There is even a super-size Hedgie, a hedgehog that is featured in the pages of many of Jan Brett’s best-loved stories!



“The World of Jan Brett” is on a nationwide tour and its display at Vesterheim is made possible through funds raised by the 2012 Deck The Tables committee and event. This traveling exhibition is organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in partnership with Jan Brett.



Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/ illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 slot on the New York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant life-like images of animals, landscapes, and flourishes from cultures around the world.



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Author Kathleen Ernst’s New Book Set at Vesterheim

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Award-winning author Kathleen Ernst will sign her new book, “Heritage of Darkness,” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on October 31, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store. ..... 
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‘Swingsation’ benefit gala to feature Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra will wow attendees at this year’s annual gala fundraiser, supporting year-round arts programming of Lanesboro Arts Center. Swingsation will also feature unique auction items, a gourmet dinner prepared ..... 
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Roland and Edi Thorstensson Give Presentation About Sámi at Vesterheim

Tue, Oct 8th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Roland and Edi Thorstensson will present a multimedia program titled “In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun—Introducing the Sámi of the Nordic North” on Sunday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at Vest ..... 
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‘Body Parts’ theme for “Over the Back Fence” community variety show

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Body Parts’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., with poems, songs and skits about hair, eyes, faces, and more perfo ..... 
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Lanesboro All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball Drag Show Fundraiser!

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Join us at All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball while the Rochester Girls perform an “Exquisite Drag Review” once again in Lanesboro, Minn.! This year’s event will be held October 26, 2013 at the Lanesboro Community Center. Doors will open at 6: ..... 
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Luther senior Pecinovsky to present clarinet recital Oct. 12

Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Arts & Culture

DECORAH, IA (10/03/2013)(readMedia)-- Sara Pecinovsky, a Luther College senior from Mabel, Minn., will perform a clarinet recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. Pecinovs ..... 
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Harmony arts board sponsors special event

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

HARMONY, Minn. — The Harmony Arts Board proudly presents a wonderful collaboration between well-known chef, Stephen Larson, and Lanesboro’s Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast owner and author, Nancy Huisenga, during a rare afternoon event that i ..... 
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Crafters wanted for craft and gift show

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Annual Lewiston Craft and Gift Show will be held at the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street in Lewiston, Minn. on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are needed to display their wares whether it’s wood crafts, quilts and/ ..... 
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